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RENOIR, MY FATHER.

Renoir, Jean.

ISBN 10: 0316740136 / ISBN 13: 9780316740135
Published by LITTLE, BROWN., BOSTON, 1962
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Deluxe Edition. Fine in very close to fine dust jacket. Laid-into the publisher's red card slipcase. INSCRIBED by Jean Renoir on half-title page. (Trace of faint discoloration on spine of jacket. A few small spots of rubbing & chipping to edges of slipcase). Bookseller Inventory # 25496

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Title: RENOIR, MY FATHER.

Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN., BOSTON

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: Cloth in Slipcase.

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First American Edition.

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In this delightful memoir, Jean Renoir, the director of such masterpieces of the cinema as Grand Illusion and The Rules of the Game, tells the life story of his father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the great Impressionist painter. Recounting Pierre-Auguste's extraordinary career, beginning as a painter of fans and porcelain, recording the rules of thumb by which he worked, and capturing his unpretentious and wonderfully engaging talk and personality, Jean Renoir's book is both a wonderful double portrait of father and son and, in the words of the distinguished art historian John Golding, it "remains the best account of Renoir, and, furthermore, among the most beautiful and moving biographies we have."

Includes 12 pages of color plates and 18 pages of black and white images.

About the Author:

JEAN RENOIR (1894–1979), the son of the painter Auguste Renoir, was born in Paris, grew up in the south of France, and served as a cavalryman and pilot during World War I. He directed his first film, La Fille de l’eau, in 1925 and followed it with many others, including his masterpieces Grand Illusion (1937) and The Rules of the Game (1939). In 1975 Jean Renoir received an Academy Award for his lifetime contribution to the cinema.

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